Master's Degree in Drug Development & Product Management

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Information session

Information session

Monday, March 25, 2019

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM 
University City Center – Room 112 
6256 Greenwich Drive 
San Diego, CA 92122 
Free parking

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You are invited to a professional development workshop on March 6, 2019


UC San Diego’s MS in Drug Development and Product Management and Biocom’s Life Science Young Leaders would like to invite you to our upcoming professional development workshop on March 6th as part of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering’s 21+ Adult Science Series. 

Join Denise Pirrotti Hummel and Matt Hummel as they share their experiences on the importance of both personal branding and brand representation. Kicking off the workshop, attendees will hear the perspective of a global thought-leader and senior enterprise leader who has witnessed the rapid evolution of traditional media to social media over time. Following Denise, attendees will then hear the perspective of Matt Hummel, a millennial marketing professional whose career is defined by the digital age and his ability to leverage it to support the brand evolution of his clients. 

After the workshop, network with other future potential classmates and meet our program directors.  We will be there to answer any questions that you may have about how the program can help you advance your career.

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Please watch our information session video

Please watch our information session video

 Video (50 minutes)

Note: Our program is now 48 units, four quarters in length. For most recent curriculum schedule: 48  unit curriculum


Program News

Everyone Wins from a Personalized Approach to Healthcare

UCTV Video:

Healthcare is undergoing a major transformation, moving from a one-size-fits-all, trial-and-error system towards a new, targeted approach that utilizes patients’ molecular information to inform healthcare decisions. A successful transformation requires a global collaborative effort in order to maintain progress in both science and technology. Join us and hear from two expert practitioners/researchers about the profound effects of practicing personalized medicine with patients, as well as the challenges faced in making precision medicine a reality. Recorded on 04/26/2018.
(39 minutes)

2018 Career & Salary Survey Results: Pharma Gains Momentum

2018 Career & Salary Survey Results: Pharma Gains Momentum

As the industry looks towards a strong 2018, survey respondents report satisfaction and security despite mounting pressures. (More than 50% of those surveyed made $100K or more.)
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Program Faculty in the News

Program Faculty in the News

Dr. Jan Hirsch, former professor of clinical pharmacy at Skaggs School of Pharmacy, co-led a study with Dr. Jonathan Watanabe that’s been published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy:

When Drugs are Wrong, Skipped or Make You Sick: The Cost of Non-optimized Medications

Rising drug prices have gotten a lot of attention lately, but the actual cost of prescription medications is more than just the dollars and cents on the bill. Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego estimate that illness and death resulting from non-optimized medication therapy costs $528.4 billion annually, equivalent to 16 percent of total U.S. health care expenditures in 2016.

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